Message Number: YG362 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-02-27 19:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] winter weight or a problem?

In a message dated 02/27/01 9:11:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
dhaner@t... writes:

<< Kiwi is a MF female who just turned 2 this month. She has always been
slender and muscular until last month. She has gotten downright plump. She
went from 1.6lbs to 2.0 lbs. I know that winter weight is common, but my
other three ferrets haven't gained at all. >>

I see an awful lot of ferrets who put on this much weight as a seasonal
change, even when other ferrets in the household don't. From what you're
saying, she seems like that's the most probable thing that's going on. That
said, any change in her behavior, appetite, or the way her belly feels to you
should lead to a trip to the vets.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.